1 per per 4 square feet
6 mm (¼”)
Prefers full sun. Ample watering for fruit production. pH 6.5-7.
Seeds will sprout in 7-21 days
Ground cherries are not commonly affected by most pests. As they may be targets for squirrels during early growth, you can easily cover them with a wire mesh.
Start indoors in April for transplant in May.
Ground cherries are quite easy to grow. Like tomatoes, they enjoy a lot of water. You may need to give some support to drooping branches. Tomato cages do very well for this.
A delightful twist on the ordinary: Ground cherry salsa